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Study

Overview

A Study visa may be issued in a prescribed manner to a foreigner intending to study in the Republic for a period longer than three months. A foreigner who has been provisionally accepted at an institution of learning for a period exceeding three months may apply for a study visa.

Visa Fees

Long Term Visa Fee in Naira (inclusive of VAT) Service fee in Naira (Inclusive of VAT)
Study 7,071 25200 - Lagos and Abuja

45200 – Port Harcourt

The fee mentioned is per applicant and payable through the POS only.

Please Note: For Lagos & Abuja Applicants

  • The visa fee in Naira is as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • There is a service charge of 25200 (Naira inclusive of VAT) levied per application over and above the visa fees.
  • Visa Fee and service charge to be paid with the POS at Bank Implant inside VFS centre. Kindly carry the 1st page Passport photocopy while paying the service fee and the visa fee at the bank
  • There is no exemption for VFS Service charge.
  • The above fee is non-refundable and non transferable.

Please Note: For Port Harcourt Applicants

  • The visa fee in Naira is as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • There is a service charge of 45200 (Naira inclusive of VAT) levied per application over and above the visa fees.
  • The service fee mentioned is valid from Monday-Friday and is revised every week, please check with the visa application centre before making payments.
  • Visa Fee and service charge to be paid at Sterling Bank branch located at Woji Road, GRA, Port-Harcourt. Kindly carry the 1st page Passport photocopy while paying the service fee and the visa fee at the bank
  • There is no exemption for VFS Service charge.
  • The above fee is non-refundable and non transferable.

Documents Required

For detailed checklist on the RSA visa requirements, click here

Photo Specifications

Applicants are requested to submit their Application form with the new photo format, as explained below.

Photograph quality

The photographs must be:

  • two identical colour photos for passports, not more than one month old, 35mm in width and 45 mm in height
  • a close up of your head and top of your shoulder so that your face takes up to 70-80 percent of the photograph
  • of high quality with no ink marks or creases and not damaged

The photogarphs must:

  • show you looking directly at the camera, have appropriate brightness and contrast and be printed on high quality photo paper

Style and lighting

The photographs must:

  • show your natural colour, show your eyes open and clearly visible – no hair across face
  • show you facing square onto the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted.
  • show both edges of your face clearly, be taken with a light grey or plain cream - coloured background
  • be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red-eye
  • show you alone (no chair backs toys or other people visible)

Glasses and head covers

If you wear glasses:

  • the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, no dark-tinted lenses or heavy frames, make sure that the frame do not cover any part of your eyes

Head coverings:

  • are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown

Expression

The photograph must:

  • show you looking at the camera with a neutral expression and mouth closed
  • no obvious grinning, frowning or raised eyebrow

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Processing Time

The timelines given by South African High Commission in Nigeria for the processing of each application is a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks. However visa applicants should bear in mind that each application is subject to an individual assessment and processing time may vary.

Applicants need to bring their original receipt that was issued to them at the time of submission of visa application.

The collection timing is 10:00 - 16:00 (Monday-Friday except holidays)

Download Form

Please download and completethe application forms below, ensure they are signed and please bring with you when submitting your application

pdf DHA 1738 FORM 8
pdf MEDICAL REPORT BI 811
pdf RADIOLOGICAL REPORT BI 806